Another adaptation of The Office is coming: it will have a female lead

The Office will get a new Australian version starring comedian Felicity Ward (Image: BBC, Instagram/Felicityward, NBC Universal)

the deskalso the desk For Latin America, it was one of the most successful sitcoms of all time, as well as one of the most adapted series worldwide. The original is United kingdom It dates back to 2001, and starred the actor Ricky Gervais -one of his creative partners-, who gave life to the reckless CEO of Wernham Hogg, David Brent.

The American adaptation came after a hand Steve Carell in turn Michael Scottwhich is a wow win total 30 awards Throughout its nine seasons that aired from 2005 to 2013.

The US version of The Office was most critically acclaimed with 30 awards (REUTERS/Danny Moloshok // File Photo)

now, A new mod is coming to Australiaand it will be led by a woman.

It’s about the actress Felicity Wardwho will advance Hannah Howardthe regional manager of the packaging company Flinley Craddick. Ward is known in her native Australia for her stand-up career, but also for her participation in the series Picks and spots And Ronnie Jones half an hour.

Ward’s participation as a pioneer in the desk It’s not the only notable change for the thirteenth adaptation of the series. The premise will also take a 180-degree turn In the recent pandemic and the shift to remote work that many companies had to doSome without much success.

the boss “He will do everything in his power to keep his “working family” together After word comes from head office that your branch will be closing in favor of the home business model, making promises you won’t be able to keep,” reads the official synopsis for Australia office.

Felicity Ward will be the actress who will lead the adaptation of The Office in the context of the pandemic (Photo: Instagram/felicityward)

Regarding the idea of ​​a woman being the hero, Kylie WashingtonCEO of BBC Studios ANZ, confirmed it “The world is ready for a likable and flawed president who will rule her packaging empire.”

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After announcing the series itself Ricky Gervais Share his excitement at seeing how the character he’s still fond of tries to survive in the modern age.

“I am so excited for Australia to recreate my turn-of-the-century mini-series. Office politics have changed little in 20 years.So I can’t wait to see how they play David Brent in the modern era.”

Ricky Jervis was very excited about this new adaptation (Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal/Handout via REUTERS)

Sarah ChristiePrime Video Australia’s Chief Development Officer also spoke about the franchise continuing the legacy of one of the most important sitcoms in recent years.

“We are thrilled to bring one of the biggest comedy franchises ever created to Prime Video customers in Australia and around the world. It is an honor to carry on the legacy of international comedy the desk locally, while also introducing exemplary new Australian characters. We can’t wait for the public to meet Hannah Howard, the first female president to run this format the desk Discover. “

Australia office Filming will begin in June this year The premiere is expected by mid-2024 through the broadcast platform Prime Video And It will be available to everyone except the United States.. Actors and actresses will be joined by Felicity Ward Poor Edith (Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power), Shari Spence (Thor: Love and Thunder), Josh Thompson (How to satisfy a woman)And Johnny Brugge (Thor: Love and Thunder), Pallavi Sharda (the judge), Susan Ling Young (Hungry ghosts) And Firas Al-Dirani (Lower abdomen).

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Poland, Germany, France, the Czech Republic and Israel Are some countries that have their own version of the desk.

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